- Maxthon Web Browser has announced that its next release: Maxthon 6, will be the world’s first blockchain-based internet browser.
- The BSV blockchain also allows for a minimal transaction cost while being able to handle more significant amounts of data without compromises in speed.
Maxthon Web Browser has announced that its next release: Maxthon 6, will be the world’s first blockchain-based internet browser. The browser will be based on the Bitcoin SV (BSV) blockchain that is a hard fork of the Bitcoin Cash (BCH) blockchain that focuses on the first principles that were set by Satoshi Nakamoto.
An alpha release planned for late February and a relatively stable beta release for March. Maxthon is a free web browser developed by Maxthon international out of Beijing, China, and has won a plethora of awards, to name a few: 5-star award and “Best Free Software” award from CNET and About.com’s Readers’ Choice Awards.
The freeware browser has also been nominated for PCWorld’s 100 Best Products and boasts a strong userbase of over 650 million users. The choice for Bitcoin SV made due to its focus on enabling the “Metanet,” an idea for a next-generation internet that allows for the transmission of data and support for financial infrastructure.
Consumers will hopefully be able to earn and use micropayments from their online activity, and data using the Metanet. The BSV blockchain also allows for a minimal transaction cost while being able to handle more significant amounts of data without compromises in speed.
This Metanet will need a single blockchain where digital content can host, and this is what Maxthon aims to achieve with its 6th major release of the browser.
Maxthon International has said that the browser will support easy wallet integration with applications that use BSV micropayments, content accessibility, storage, and transfer on the blockchain will be made easier without the need to hold BSV.
It provides blockchain explorer utility on the side to view “on-chain” data, support for threshold key technology improving on the existing security protocols for BSV. And finally, provide an open framework that includes developer-friendly APIs that will allow services to integrate easily with the BSV blockchain.
Maxthon International CEO and Founder, Jeff Chen says,
“Our goal is to make it so easy and seamless to use BSV applications that users do not even need to know BSV is involved in the background. Consumers will know they are using and earning electronic cash from their online content, data, interactions, and activity. This is the future of the Internet, and why we believe in Bitcoin SV”.
The Founding President of the Bitcoin Association, Jimmy Nguyen, also shared similar views of Bitcoin SV providing the backbone for the future of the Internet and Maxthon 6 is the first step towards exploring the possibilities of that future.